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Cast But One Shadow

Manila, Philippines 22.09.21 - 15.02.22

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Cast But One Shadow

“Cast But One Shadow: Afro-Southeast Asian Affinities” was a densely researched exhibition. It was the Manila iteration of curators Carlos Quijon Jr. and Kathleen Ditzig’s ongoing project reviewing global solidarities from a Southeast Asian positionality, which began in Singapore with the show “In Our Best Interests: Afro-Southeast Asian Affinities during a Cold War” (2021).

Expansive in its explorations, the presentation occupied all three floors of UP Vargas Museum, even stretching into its external spaces, and included new commissions, loans from the museum, diplomatic gifts from the Macapagal collections, and archival materials that trace the historical and imagined ties of Afro-Southeast Asia.

UP Vargas Museum, Manila, the Philippines
Roxas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines


There are 14 artists from Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea who present their works at UP Vargas Museum, the Philippines.

Isola TongThe Philippines
Fyerool DarmaSingapore, 1987
Jean Claire DyThe Philippines
Bani HaykalSingapore, 1985
Sim Chi YinSingapore, 1978
Tuan Andrew NguyenVietnam, 1976
Elia NurvistaIndonesia, 1983
Ahmad Fuad OsmanMalaysia, 1969
Ming WongSingapore, 1971
Yee I-LannMalaysia, 1971
Lesley Anne-CaoThe Philippines
Ariko IkeharaJapan
Munirah MansoorSingapore
Simon SoonMalaysia

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